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Posted on: July 3, 2019

City Council Recap for August 6

Seabrook City Council

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Events & Happenings  


Back to School

CCISD starts school on August 19

Slow down for school zones!


Labor Day

City offices will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observation of Labor Day.


Birding Count

Saturday, September 7 at 9am at Pine Gully Park 


More information on events and happenings can be viewed at seabrooktx.gov or on the city's social media networks.

BID AWARDS

The following bid awards were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Water Line Improvements – Pine Gully and Hester’s Gully

City Council unanimously approved a bid award to McKinney Construction, Inc. for Projects 2019-314-01 & 2019-315-01, CIP 17 & 18, Pine Gully and Hester's Gully Water Line Improvements, in an amount not to exceed $158,826.56.


Water Line Improvements – NASA 1 & Old Seabrook

City Council unanimously approved a bid award to McKinney Construction, Inc. for Projects 2019-312-01 & 2019-313-01, CIP W6 & W14, NASA 1 & Old Seabrook Water Line Improvements, in an amount not to exceed $479,450.15.


ORDINANCES

The following ordinances were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Ordinance 2019-16 - Civil Service Classification System Continuation with Changes to Positions

This ordinance moves a position within the Police Department from officer rank to sergeant rank in the Traffic Division, for the same number of full-time positions within the department.


Ordinance 2019-17 – Prohibiting Vehicles Turning on Contravention of Signs

This ordinance will allow for placement of signs at the intersections leading out of Old Seabrook to prohibit left-hand turns onto SH 146. This change is due to the removal of the center buffer/turn lane during the expansion of the highway, which has created a safety hazard. Although the signs are temporary, the design of the highway expansion will ultimately result in no left turns. Drivers will be required to turn right onto the feeder road to exit the side street.


Ordinance 2019-18 – Disannexation of a 22.32 Acres Tract Owned by Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc.

The City has received a petition from Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. to disannex property it owns on the north side of town. An ordinance is required in order for the City Council to approve the disannexation.


RESOLUTIONS

The following resolutions were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:


Resolution 2018-16 – HMGP Grant Application for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Council unanimously approved an amendment to Resolution 2018-16 to update the definition of the Wastewater Treatment Plant project to meet the requirements under the grant provisions for a system retrofit of the plant.


CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS
The following contracts and agreement were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Industrial District Agreement

City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Total Petrochemicals & Refining, USA, Inc. for the creation of an Industrial District for a term of to expire in 15 years on August 6, 2034. This agreement will provide for a payment in lieu of taxes on both real and personal property.


Acadian Contingency Ambulance Service

City Council unanimously approved a contingency agreement with Acadian Ambulance Service to provide EMS for the City of Seabrook, in the event that the new City of Seabrook Emergency Services Department is not operational by October 1, 2019.


EMS Department Medical Director

Council unanimously approved an agreement with Dr. Safi Madain, D.O. to serve as the Medical Director for the new City of Seabrook Emergency Medical Services Department. EMS licensing through the Department of State Health Services requires an agreement with a qualified physician in order to operate an Emergency Medical Services Department under the direction and responsibility of said physician in order to provide high-quality EMS and related medical care.


EMS Department Billing and Collection

By unanimous vote, the City Council approved an agreement with Emergicon, LLC, for billing and collection services for the new City of Seabrook Emergency Medical Services Department.


Interlocal Agreement during Emergency Event

The City Council approved, by unanimous vote, an interlocal agreement with San Jacinto College District to provide emergency backup facilities for an emergency operations center and sheltering of essential personnel during a disaster or emergency event.


ADDITIONAL ITEMS

The following items were discussed and reviewed and City Council took action as follows:


Pipeline Permit

The City Council unanimously approved a permit request from Magellan Pipeline Company, LLC to relocate a portion of the existing 18" diameter refined products pipeline within the City of Seabrook, due to the SH 146 Expansion Project.


Civil Service Commission Appointment

By unanimous vote, the City Council approved the ratification of the City Manager's reappointment of Larry Doreck to the Civil Service Commission for a term ending June 20, 2022.


Bingo Prize Fees

The City Council unanimously approved continuing to receive a share of bingo prize fees after January 1, 2020, pursuant to House Bill 914 (HB 914), enacte


FUTURE MEETING DATES & AGENDA ITEMS
The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall City Council Chambers.

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